One of the few complaints I've heard is from those that don't get the Disney XD channel. That could make it a little difficult to watch the show.
In a move that will please some and probably anger others, Disney has released the first two volumes of the show today on DVD. That means you can now watch the the first thirteen episodes whenever you want at home.
What do you get on these DVDs and how is the show? == TEASER ==
The show has been pretty ambitious so far. This is the type of superhero show I want. There is so much history with the characters and so far, we have seen so many different ones appear. Chris Yost is one of my favorite writers and with him as the Story Editor, you know we're in safe hands.
Here's the list of episodes included:
- Iron Man Is Born!
- Thor The Mighty
- Hulk Versus The World
- Meet Captain America
- The Man in the Ant Hill
- Break Out, Part 1
- Break Out, Part 2
- Some Assembly Required
- Living Legend
- Everything is Wonderful
- Panther's Quest
- Gamma World, Part 1
- Gamma World, Part 2
When you look at the titles, you can see that we do start from the beginning. The series does a great job in introducing all the characters and bringing them all together. You don't have to know every bit of detail in the characters origin in order to enjoy the show. For those that have been reading for years, you'll be impressed with the sheer volume of characters involved and the direction the series is set to go. It's great seeing the origins of Captain America and Thor while also seeing characters like Black Panther, Klaw and Doc Samson.
What about the part that some won't like? Instead of a complete first season release, we are getting these separate volumes. That will always be a complaint but I don't think it's something to dwell on. This way, the releases are more affordable if someone can't invest in purchasing the entire season at once (then again, maybe giving us both options right away would solve this). There also aren't really any special features. Each volume does have a feature with Chris Yost and Supervising Porducer Joshua Fine. On the first volume they discuss the evolution of the characters and storylines and what we can look forward to in Season 2 (like Secret Invasion). The second volume focuses on villains and again teases the second season.
The series may not be perfect but there's no denying the ambition and fun the series has displayed so far. This is a great series to have as part of my home library. I love that they've created their own animation style and are embracing and owning it. They have loads of stories to adapt and it looks like the fun is just beginning. These DVDs are definitely worth checking out. Great for new viewers to learn who the characters are and fun times for fans of the comics. Volumes 1 and 2 are in stores today.